Kathleen Alcalá


Schedule of readings 2016:

*October 1 - PNBA Author's Dinner

*October 13 - 7:30 Eagle Harbor Book Company - book launch! at BIMA

*October 19 - 7:30 University Books

*October 20 - 7:00 Third Place Books - Lake Forest Park

*October 27 - Timberline Library event at South Puget Sound CC in Olympia for the Hispanic Roundtable

*November 2 - 7:00 The Butcher's Table, Westlake

*November 3 - 7:00 Village Books, Bellingham

*November 10 - 6:30 Book Larder, Fremont

*November 19 - Seattle7 Phinney Ridge Holiday Book Sale

*November 26 - Signings and book recommendations for Small Business Saturday, 12:00 Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo; 2:00 Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

*November 28 - Monday, 12:00 - Live radio interview w/​Vicki St. Clair @​ 1150 am KKNW

*December 2 - (Friday) 7:00 The Tattered Cover, Colfax store, Denver, Colorado


*January 10 - The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle with Friends of the Farm

January 14 - Write Here Write Now with the Seattle7 Writers http:/​/​www.seattle7writers.org/​write-here-write-now.html

Feb 3 - Lopez Books on Lopez Island with Iris Graville (Lopez Island) and Vicki Robin (Whidbey Island).

February 9 - 11 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Washington D.C.

February 11 -
9:00 am - 10:15 a panel for the science fiction anthology, Latin@​ Rising (sf anthology) Saturday morning;
12:00 am - 1:00 a signing with Latinx Caucus for The Deepest Roots.

March 11 - Tucson Festival of Books
Pavilion, Saturday, March 11, signing from 12:30 - 2:30

March 25 - Writers Workshoppe/​Imprint Books. Workshoppe intensive on "The Clueless Narrator:

April 22 - Writing Workshop on the Personal Essay at the Timberland Public Library in Olympia

April 29 - Writing Workshops at the Burke Museum, Seattle

May 3 - Literary Voices - UW Libraries

*past event

Watch this space for additions or changes to the reading schedule for The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island, from the University of Washington Press.

Selected Works

Creative nonfiction, memoir, environmental sustainability.
Combining memoir, historical records, and a blueprint for sustainability, The Deepest Roots shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity, and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.
Creative Nonfiction
Essays on Family and Writing

The Desert Remembers My Name makes an important contribution to discussions of ethnicity, identity, and the literature of place.”
Bloomsbury Review
"...a mesmerizing tale... the author explores the fascinating confusions and contradictions plaguing a culture precariously poised between tradition and modernization."
"She never forgot the power of storytelling as testimony."
The Utne Reader
"Kathleen Alcalá's Spirits of the Ordinary is an enthralling book..."
–Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

"This book entered my dreams."
–Alberto Rios
Short Fiction
"Thoroughly satisfying."
The New York Times Book Review

"By turns touching, entertaining, and surprising, and uniquely her own."
Publishers Weekly

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